Fresh Herbs

Posted by Lala Naidu on

You can’t go wrong! I mix herbs together that you don’t usually see combined. Herbs add much flavor, complexity, vitamins, minerals and overall nutrient density to meals.

At Hale Akua Garden Farm, we are blessed with an abundance of fresh produce including herbs, most of which we deliver to local restaurants and markets, but I have a little plot of land for own consumption with my favorite herbs, kale, volunteer tomatoes and spilanthes (same family as echinacea).

The winter’s nightly showers and sunny days has turned everything bright green.

I just got back from cutting: dill, parsley, basil, mint and kale. For tonight’s dinner, I am making a great flavor-packed Dressing for a kale salad. I am not great with measurements, I recommend eye-balling it, but something like:

  • 2 tablespoon Macnut Butter
  • 1 Lime, juiced,
  • Drizzle Olive Oil,
  • 1/8 C Water, filtered
  • 1 handful fresh Dill
  • 1 handful fresh Parsley
  • 1 teaspoon Braggs
  • 1 teaspoon Spike Seasoning

‘The Magic Bullet’ works great for small portion dressings – place everything in the container and blend until combined.

Often too, I will create a salad with mixed greens and whichever fresh herbs I have on hand, tearing the greens with my hands and cutting the herbs with scissors or…

I will add mint, Thai basil or flat-leafed parsley to my green smoothies.

Today, most major super markets carry fresh herbs, but they are also surprisingly easy to grow. Give it a try, it will at least be a fun experiment, especially if children are around. Indoor or out depending on the weather, plant some seeds, in a sunny spot, in good soil and water daily, or by a plant from a nursery.

Have fun experimenting!

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